Explore life beneath the waves around Britain with Benny the Blenny
Hi everyone - are you enjoying some time off school at the moment? We badgers are lucky because we don't have to go, but my friend Solar is loving the chance to spend some time outdoors.
He came visit my sett the other day and brought this photograph with him. He wasn't sure what it was so we asked Beebee about it. It's called a lily beetle and likes to munch gardener's plants.
I think it's got a naughty look on its on its face! What do you think we should name it? Solar suggested 'Nibbler' but I'm voting for 'The Destroyer'. Anyone got any other ideas?
Guess what I've been snuffling today? Hedgehog poo!
I know humans don't really like looking at poo very much (apart from Chris Packham of course), but I think it's really interesting. Not only does it mean that the hedgehogs near me are out and about again, but I could also have a good look at what they've been eating for lunch!
No shiny beetle bits in there yet - maybe it needs to get a bit warmer before there's lots of them around to eat? I'll report back if I discover any more interesting piles.
Cool fox photo, Foxor! I bet you were excited to see him in your garden.
I really like foxes, unless they're pawing around near my sett. We badgers are quite territorial you see, and foxes have a naughty habit of using our lovely homes as dens instead of digging out their own. A bit rude if you ask me.
I like to think of them a bit like lions or tigers. Amazing to watch, but you wouldn't want one in your bed!
Wow, isn't it amazing how quickly spring gets going once it starts? It seems like only yesterday that I saw the first snowdrops, yet all of a sudden there are daffodils and wood anemones (like these ones), travelling toads, arriving birds and butterflies everywhere!
You've been spotting loads of stuff too - tawny owls calling, frogspawn, ladybirds... Next it will be bluebells! I can't wait. It's always my favourite time of the year and a chance to go out and take pictures in the sunshine.
Foxor has also been out looking for me and my badger friends. Leave us some peanuts if you like...
Guess what I heard today! My first birdy sign of spring - a chiffchaff!
I like chiffchaffs because they're easy to identify. They're hard to see in the tree tops and their creamy brown feathers help them to blend into their surroundings, but they sing nice and loudly.
So what do they sound like? That's easy. They sing their name!
I loved your blog when i had my last account and still love reading it!
hi on monday my friends and i went to chasewaterlight railway and had a great time on the steam trains ---i`m the railway buff! well , on the return journey the loco had to change ends to take the train back to browhills west station so while we waited my friend saw a bird fly out of a square hole in the buffer of a nearby wooden truck . i watched and saw a great tit fly out ! then another flew in and i knew there was a nest of young in that buffer!it was an unusual nest site but amazing watching the birds fly in and out . even a bee went in but soon came out! a goldfinch was on top of the truck . anyone else seen any unusial nest sites? saw first swifts on thnursday.
Dear daddy I really miss you when are you getting out of badger prison I miss you so much daddy you come out on July 7th that's what mummy said I really hope your okay Love you dad bye xxx
That caterpillar is cute! Like the baby owls in the latest magazine . So CUTE!!!
hello mr badger man I think we should meet up with your children lots of love treeanis I really love wildlife and you taught me to dream I thi8nk im your long lost daughter and we should meet up so you can meet me daddy xxxxxxxx
on my holiday last summer in sand end caravan park we were jumping off the bridge into the small stream it was so fun. we realised there were toad pole in the water so we were careful not to stand on them. a few weeks after we went back to sand end and we went to the river with our cousins and there were mini toads and one fully grown toad. the mini toads were about 1cm tall. ( toad pole are like tadpole but tadpole are frogs and toad pole are toads)
Don't panic, it takes ages for the frogspawn to change into frogs. When the weather gets warmer look out for tadpoles where the frogspawn is. I've seen lots of newts in my pond recently but their eggs are more hidden away than frogspawn.
A couple of months ago we had about MILLIONS (exaggerating) of frogspawn! But now unfortunately we have only seen round about two actual frogs and a toad that my dad tried to convince that the pond is a good place. It's been a bit dull after that, until I was only round about 2 metres away from a robin with about 3 worms in it's mouth!
I've got 2 goldfish called Dot and Dash. They are so cute! I love pets, Whiskolis xxx